a combining form representing physical, or physiological, in compound words: physiotherapy.

< Greek physio- combining form of phýsis origin, form, natural order. See physis, -o- Unabridged
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physio (ˈfɪzɪəʊ)
informal See physiotherapy short for physiotherapy, physiotherapist

physio- or (before a vowel) phys-
combining form
1.  of or relating to nature or natural functions: physiology
2.  physical: physiotherapy
[from Greek phusio, from phusis nature, from phuein to make grow]
phys- or (before a vowel) phys-
combining form
[from Greek phusio, from phusis nature, from phuein to make grow]

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physio- or physi- or phys-

  1. nature; natural: physiognomy.

  2. Physical: physiotherapy.

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We also demonstrated the morphological and physio-ecological characteristics of each life stage.
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